[DML] Re: Weird use for ChapStick?
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[DML] Re: Weird use for ChapStick?

If you are having terminal corrosion issues with a side terminal
battery you have to replace the battery. The seal between the case and
the battery terminal is leaking and it cannot be fixed. Usually from
overtightening the terminal or rough handling with the wire attached.
Chapstick ain't gonna fix it! I used to use different things to cover
the post type terminals. It never lasted and was always a mess to
clean up. Now I just keep them clean and tight and once in a while
take them apart and clean them. Side terminal batteries seem to have
eliminated this problem if you treat them right. As for venting, I
added a piece of tubing on the battery and stick it into the vent hose
at the rear of the battery box. BTW this is one of the reasons it is
now recommended to remove a battery before charging it. During
charging there is not a lot of air movement but you produce a lot of
hydrogen gas. Under normal usage a battery does not produce a lot of
gas (unless the voltage regulator goes bad and overcharges a battery!!!!).
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, PAUL LEGUTKI <legutki@...> wrote:
> I've used Vaseline?. Lot cheaper than Chapstick?.    
> ChicagoPaul.
> --- Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@...> wrote:
> > Hi, gang!
> > 
> > It doesn't apply to the DeLorean, but a friend of
> > mine says he keeps his 
> > battery terminals from corroding in this high
> > humidity environment by 
> > putting ChapStick on them. Have any of you tried
> > this? It seems weird 
> > enough to work...
> > 
> > Farrar Hudkins
> > #2613
> >

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